I had one of these guns fall into my lap recently and although I’m happy I got it for free I thought I would put my thought about it out there in a review. I would say the upside of this rife is that it is quite actuate. The trigger is great and at 25 yards I was getting very good groups. After the video I spent some time sighting it in and was able to hit my 4” steel plate at 50 yards without much of a problem. This rifle had Marlins micro groove rifling witch I have found works very well and I absolutely love my Marlin model 25Mn in .22 mag with micro groves. This rifle has a lot of potential and I honestly think that it could be competing on the market with higher priced rifles. The down side the rifle suffers for the same problem other new production Marlin have. The Details and finish work are not good on it and it looks like they went cheap out on some things. The stock sights are absolutely terrible for starts and I can’t see why they couldn’t spend a few bucks more for a sight capable of easy fine tuning. I would love to see a Lyman peep sight on it but anything would work. They sight they have on it now is just about the cheapest sight you could find. The rifle is tapped for a scope but I don’t use a scope for small game hunting and I prefer to target shoot with iron and peep sights. So this is a drawback to and I will probably end up putting a Lyman peep sight on it. The dig disappointment for me is the bolt throw is absolutely terrible. It feels like they did not smooth out the receiver making for a very gritty feeling and causes it to stick. It’s also very hard to close to keeping your sight picture while working the bolt is not possible. I have old Mossberg .22 rifles that I caught for $100 that feel 10x better than this new production gun. Granted It is only a $200 gun however what bothers me is like any of marlins products this gun has a lot of potential. They have cheeped out on the details and basic finish work just save a few bucks when they could be selling this rifle for more and it would be worth it if they just invested a bit more into the rifle. Thy have a great rifle they just gave on paper they just dropped the ball in manufacturing mostly in the finish work. It’s they ran a marathon and gave up in the last half mile because that was good enough.